Keep Jaime home!!
Jaime Rubio, his wife Keiko, and their young son took Sanctuary a Saint Mark’s Cathedral in Seattle’s Capital Hill neighborhood from March 28th, 2019 until December 20, 2021. For nearly 3 years, Jaime could not set foot outside of the Saint Mark’s property – its status as a sensitive location afforded him protection from unjust apprehension and deportation by ICE that could not protect him beyond it’s boundaries. Because of this, he missed countless school drop offs and pick ups, trips to the park, family outings, dance classes and training, and the many other freedoms he sacrificed to keep his family together. Since he was de-prioritized for deportation in December 2021, Jaime and his family have been able to return to their home and neighborhood, but are faced with the unprecedented challenge of piecing together their lives outside of sanctuary after sacrificing so much for long to avoid being unjustly torn apart. While the imminent threat of deportation has ebbed, the Rubio family needs and deserves the love and support of friends and community as much as ever.
As of August, 2022 Jaime has a court date on Dec 17th, 2024 and will have the opportunity to move toward permanent residency. Our community continues to rally around this family who has endured so much to stay together, and so lovingly given so much to everyone around them all along their journey.